7th Annual Paso Garagiste Festival

November 11, 2017 (Sat)
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Fairgrounds
2198 Riverside Avenue
Paso Robles, CA 93446

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Cost: $65 Grand Tasting / $135 VIP

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Educational     Tasting (walk around)     Wine    


Taste over 200 ultra-premium wines from over 60 hard-to-find micro-wineries from the Paso Robles region and all around California. The Garagiste Festival is the first and only organization that gathers these undiscovered artisan ‘garagiste’winemakers who are making some of the best, most exciting, handcrafted small-lot wines in the world. You'll never find these wines in supermarkets - and you'll never find them all in one place like this. Discover the biggest "small" thing happening in the world of wine. 

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FRIDAY NIGHT HEAVEN: Rare, Reserve & Retro Tasting - Friday, November 10, 2017 - 6:30-9:30pm - $55 

American Legion Hall, 805 S. Main Street, Templeton, CA 93465

Kick off the weekend with a mouthwatering bang! Guests will get to experience over 30 of the best wines our garagistes have to offer - only available at this event! - along with a bounty of delightful tapas from local Chef Loshel Robinson in conjunction with Fig at Courtney's House, a Templeton favorite. An intimate party to energize and impress your palate.

FESTIVAL GRAND TASTING - Saturday, November 11, 2017:

Paso Fairgrounds, Ponderosa Pavilion - 2198 Riverside Avenue, Paso Robles, CA 93446 

GRAND TASTING: 2:00-5:00pm - $65

EARLY ACCESS TASTING: 1:00-5:00pm - $85

VIP ALL-DAY ACCESS: 11:00am-8:30pm - $135

AFTER PARTY - Wind down with the winemakers, free beer and the classic tunes of High Voltage - 5:30pm-8:30pm - $20

WEEKEND PASS** - $150 per person - Full access to both Friday and Saturday Events  

Get full access to ALL of the wine and fun the Festival has to offer, as well as the best pricing deal - over 20% off Friday Night and Saturday VIP All Day Access - including the Saturday Seminars, Gourmet Box Lunch, Early Access and Rockin' After Party!  

SATURDAY TASTING SEMINARS - ONLY included in VIP & Weekend Pass Tickets - 11:00am-12:30pm

What's in a Rhone? Demystifing the Flavors of White Grapes from this Classic Region

We hear it a LOT...what is Marsanne? Roussanne? Are they grapes? Where is The Rhone? How do you say Viognier? Isn't Grenache a red grape? Rhone varieties - and more importantly blends made from the regions classic white grapes - have been popping up all over California especially in the Central Coast over the past decade. We felt it was time to learn more about what each grape bring to the bottle by itself and in a blend. 

Breaking Down Bordeaux: An Exploration of the Classic Varietals a la Garagiste

Bordeaux may be the benchmark of red wines, but it’s not all just Cabernet Sauvignon. There are five traditional grapes that make up this region’s wines and we will explore them all, along with why they thrive in Paso, when to blend and when to let the varietal shine on its own. If anyone know how to produce great juice from an unsung grape it’s the Garagistes.

 Garagiste Festival Winemakers include:

Alma Sol Winery, Alta Colina, Amor Fati, Artisan Uprising, Ascension Cellars, Asuncion Ridge, Bon Niche Cellars, Brophy Clark Cellars, Byron Blatty Wines*, Caldera Cuvee, Caliza Winery, Camlow Cellars, Circle B Vineyards, Cloak & Dagger Wines, Copia Vineyards, Croma Vera, Cutruzzola Vineyards, D. Volk Wines*, DENO Wines, Diablo Paso, Dubost Winery, Dunning Vineyards*, Frisco Cellars*, Golden Triangle, Hoi Polloi Wines, Hoyt Family Vineyards, Jacob Toft Wines, JP3 Wines, Kaleidos Wines, Kimsey Vineyards*, Kula Vineyards*, Last Light Wine Co., Lazarre Wines, Lost Blues*, Lynch Wines, Maidenstoen Wines, Marin's Vineyard, MCV Wines, Mollie Wines, Monochrome Wines*, Montagne Russe*, Nicora Wines, Nowell-Smith Wines, On Your Left Wines, Paix Sur Terre, Pelletiere Winery*, Piedra Creek*, Powell Mountain Cellars, Pulchella Winery, Ranchero Cellars, RN Estate, Ryan Cochrane Wines, Saint K Wines*, Seven Angels Cellars, Seven Oxen Wines, Shell Creek Vineyards, Silver Wines*, Stolo Family Vineyards, Tlo Wines, Tolo Cellars*, Ultima Tulie*, Vinemark Cellars, Vino Vargas, Volatus* and Weatherborne.

* First time pouring at the Paso Festival.

The Festival fosters the free exchange of ideas, wine knowledge and enthusiasm that has made the Central Coast one of the friendliest, most successful and innovative wine-making regions in the world. The Festivals are dedicated to furthering the education of future winemakers and those training for employment within the wine industry.  Proceeds from the Festivals are donated to support the growth of the SLO Cal Poly Wine and Viticulture Department.

All tickets are non-refundable, but they are transferable -- as long as that person is of legal drinking age. NO ONE – including your cute baby – under the age of 21 will be admitted to the Festival. No animals allowed except for service dogs. 

**WEEKEND TICKET HOLDERS will need to check in at Will Call BOTH Friday and Saturday. No printed tickets will be sent.